COMMUNITY CALENDAR

 

Meditation for women

A five-week meditation course for women starts on August 3 at the Good Shepherd Community House in St Albans. Held from 1.15pm to 2.45pm, the course will help women learn and explore different meditation techniques in a friendly and supported environment.

■ 8312 8800

 

Fun starts at civic centre

A fun day will be held at Sunshine library this Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, at the new Brimbank Community and Civic Centre. The event will have a magic show performance from 11.15am and roving performers, including a balloonist and face painter, from noon until 2pm. Tours will also be available. The new library is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au

 

Consider your stand

People considering standing for council in October can attend a free information session at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre on August 8 from 7pm. The Municipal Association of Victoria session will cover the role and purpose of local government, and outline a councillor’s role, responsibilities and expectations.

■ 9249 4000 or info@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

Jones Creek plant-out

Community help is needed to plant native grasses on a steep section of Jones Creek on August 13 from 10am. Bring water, hats, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Meet at 639 Ballarat Road, Albion.

■ 0419 367 990 or lrob4642@bigpond.net.au

 

A Romanian adventure

Mad Forest, by Sunshine Community Theatre Company production, opens August 26 for six nights. $20 a ticket.

■ 0477 477 685 or chris.alleyn@alleyngroup.com.au

 

Sunny-side up at station

Come along and put some sparkle into Sunshine station by helping tidy up, plant and weed on August 21 from 1pm. Meet the clean-up team’s Butt it, Bin it mascot Barry, who will hand out portable ashtrays for smokers. Bring your own water. Meet at City Place outside Dragon Express Chinese.

■ 0449 069 962 or jessicagerger@gmail.com

 

Workshops for business

Brimbank Community and Civic Centre will host the 2016 Victorian Small Business Festival – Marketing for Growth, August 9; Develop your online strategy workshop, August 16, and Building your business advantage workshop, August 24. All run from 6pm to 9.30pm, $30 a head. To register, go to http://bit.ly/businessfestival2016

■ 9249 4413

 

NDIS explained

Find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme at a free information session on September 29 from 10am until noon at Visy Cares Hub, Sunshine. Learn more about the NDIS, how the program has changed, and ask questions.

■ 95094266 or alice.nicholas@inclusion.melbourne

 

Art opens eyes

27 per cent – John Puli and friends – until August 13.

■ 9249 4600 or huntclubarts@brimbank.vic.gov.au

 

WIN THIS

 

Combat the cold with nourishing, super-powered, blended teas and tonics with Barker’s of Geraldine fruit syrups. Four readers will win a Winter Wellness Pack valued at $65 each, which includes three fruit syrups (blackcurrant; lemon, honey & ginger; orange & barley with passion fruit) and a Thermos travel mug. www.barkers.co.nz

To enter, click here.

Entries close at 11.59 pm on Sunday, August 7, and will be drawn at 9 am the next day at 380 City Road, Southbank, 3006. Entrants must be more than 18 years old and reside in Victoria. See our competition terms and conditions for more details. All winners will be contacted directly by the prize supplier within seven days of the winners being drawn.

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied